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KCSMMHZ
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
a.m. local time. coast guard officials confirmed the intrusion at 11:06 and the plane moved out of sight four minutes later. the coast guard vessel radioed a warning to the aircraft not to enter japanese airspace. the aircraft responded that it was flying over chinese territory. also on thursday, four maritime patrol boats intruded into japanese waters off the senkaku islands. >>> the japanese government has launched a protest with china over the air space intrusion. >> translator: the intrusion is very regrettable. the government has launched a strong protest with china through diplomatic channels. >> chief cabinet secretary osamu fujimura prime minister yoshihiko noda ordered the area guarded and surveyed. tension is high as senior officials of related ministries meet to share information. he added that the government is determined to remain calm under any situation but will respond firmly to any act that infringes on japan's sovereignty based on domestic law. >>> china's foreign ministry has >> translator: we will take all necessary measures to prevent this from happening again.
KCSMMHZ
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
>>> experts at japan's nuclear watchdog conclude a nuclear plant could be sitting on active faults. their assessment may keep the facility offline for the near future. >>> chinese officials fire up their own global positioning system. they say they will use the satellite navigation service for both civilian and military purposes. >>> and businesses at tokyo's famous tsukiji fish market are facing changing times, so they are trying to adapt to stay on the tourist map. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." officials with the nuclear regulation authority found something unsettling you should a plant in northern japan. they say faults underneath it may be active. the discovery could keep the plant offline for an indefinite amount of time. nhk world reports. >> reporter: regulators looked into the ground at this nuclear plant and didn't like what they found. >> translator: we think that active faults exist under the compound and we conclude that there is no evidence to contradict that finding. >> reporter: the plant went online in 2005. the government approved the operators assessment bu
KCSMMHZ
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
ago n 2006, he became japan's youngest postwar prime minister at age 52. >> translator: i am determined to create a beautiful japan. >> but he stepped down after just one year in office, citing health problems. >> translator: i must resign as prime minister. >> abe stayed on in the diet after the his resignation, leading a group of lawmakers working to resolve the north korean abductions issue. he became the leader of the lick ral democratic party again in september of 2012. he offered assurance that he no longer had any health issues. >> translator: i am still responsible for my abrupt resignation five years ago. i will do everything his to bring about the ldp's return to power. >> lower the house was dissolved in mid-november for a general election. during his election campaign, abe promised to restore a strong japan. the ldp and its partner, new co-mate toe, scored a landslide victory by securing 325 house seats, more than two-thirds the number contested. >> translator: the public still holds a strict view of the ldp, we must work hard to produce tangible results. >>> japa
KCSMMHZ
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
say crews in the north have apparently installed the first section of a three-stage missile at a launch facility. north korean authorities maintain they're only firing off a rocket to put a satellite into orbit. they made the announcement saturday. they say the launch will happen between december 10th and 22nd and that the rocket will head south. they held a similar launch in april that ended in failure. south korean government sources say they believe the missile's first-stage booster has been moved on to a launch pad at a facility in the northwestern part of the country. south korean officials discussed the planned launch with ambassadors from japan and three other countries. south korean foreign ministry officials met separately with envoys from japan, the united states, china, and russia, all members of the six-party talks on north korea's nuclear program. details of the meetings haven't been released, but it's believed the five nations discussed ways to convince officials in pyongyang to cancel the launch. south korea plans to send two aegis vessels capable of tracking missi
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
added a third and final section at a facility and officials in seoul say workers have not injected fuel yet. authorities say the launch will happen between the 10th and 22nd of this month. the plan has alarmed people in neighboring countries. senior officials have met with their u.s. counterparts to coordinate their response. south korea's chief nuclear negotiator and the head of the japanese foreign ministries headed to washington. they met with u.s. special representative on north korea, glen davies. they will continue diplomatic efforts until the last minute. >> translator: we also agreed that the international community should take firm action if north korea goes ahead with the launch. >> sugiyama said he hopes to visit beijing to discuss the matter with chinese officials. >> they're ignored warnings over the year when they went ahead with a launch that ended in failure. covering the korean peninsula, we see why leaders in the north are pushing ahead despite opposition. >> reporter: the ballistic missile launch will be the second since kim jong-un took power a year ago. it will
KCSMMHZ
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
. japanese government officials say it traveled south over okinawa. they say the launch went at the north koreans had predicted. the first stage fell in to the yellow sea. the nose section fell a short distance beyond that. the second stage dropped in to the pacific ocean east of the philippines. japanese defense officials say they learned of the launch from u.s. missile warning systems around 9:51 japan time. it was confirmed around 10:01 by self defense forces radar which then tracked the rocket. the ministry says it decided not to fire its patriot defense missiles because the rocket was confirmed to pass over okinawa toward the pacific ocean. the officials say there was no possibility of debris falling on japanese territory. south korea's defense ministry says the rocket that north korea launched on wednesday could have reached as far as the u.s. west coast. >> translator: the rocket launched today must be a long-range missile with an estimated range of about 10,000 kilometers. >> kim said the launch was aimed at furthering the development of intercontinental ballistics missiles.
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> japanese auto parts makers are trying to find new business channels at a major trade fair in china. they're struggling to survive in the world's biggest car market amid souring relations between the two countries. 30 japanese suppliers are among 4,000-plus companies from around the world showcasing products and services in the fair that started obtuse. chinese consumers are shunning japanese products since a bilateral territorial dispute broke out in september. some have seen sales plunge in china by half. others remain unable to keep plants going. >> translator: i think the chinese market has big potential. we're pinning our hopes on china, being able to keep staying afloat. >> japanese officials making active sales pitches at the fair to potential clients in the u.s., europe, and china. >>> the nobel prize winner is eager to get back to work. >> he shared this year's nobel prize in physiology or medicine with a british scientist. his family joined him at the ceremony in stockholm. >> he received the award for his work with stem cells. >>> japanese children are scoring better in m
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
. experts at the authority are trying to determine if any of the reactors lie above active fault lines. the plan in central japan is known to have an active fault running close by. the fault is called urasoko. another fault called d-1 intersecretaries with the urasoko fault. a team of experts dug up the ground at the plant so they could inspect the fault directly. the government panel examined the results of the so-called trench survey. panel members said on monday that the d-1 fault is probably active. they said that layers of earth near the fault have become deformed. that deformation is believed to cause d-1 to become active when the default moves. national guidelines ban the building of major facilities directly above active faults. the chairman of the nra had this to say -- >> translator: under the current circumstances, it's my view that we cannot grant a permit to restart the reactor. >> reporter: the authority will hold an off shore meeting to make a final determination on fate of the nuclear facility. if they conclude that the d-1 fault is active, the plant's operator will not
KCSMMHZ
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
. officials at the bank of japan emerged from two days of meeting and agreed to pump money into the economy for the fifth time this year. policymakers decided to add 10 trillion yen or $120 billion to the bank's asset-buying program. they plan to add $60 billion to buy up long-term government bonds. they will spend another $60 billion on short-term bonds. the move will provide more liquidity to financial markets. policymakers downgraded their assessment of the economy. in their words, it is weakening further. they cited a drop in industrial output and exports due to the slowdown in europe and soured relations between japan and china. they also referred to the bank's latest tankan survey, showing business sentiment among major manufacturers falling to the worst level in almost three years. incoming leader shinzo abe met bank of japan governor on tuesday. he said he wants to set an inflation target of 2%. policy makers decided to discuss the inflation target in their next meeting scheduled for next month. >>> after the meeting shirakawa stressed the board members will discuss at lengt
KCSMMHZ
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
dead an american who was working as a security advisor at police headquarters and in a separate incident a police officer shot and killed five colleagues in the northern province of jos john before fleeing the scene. afghan police believe the officer is a member of the taliban. more than 50 members of the nato-led forces in afghanistan have been killed by afghan soldiers or police officers. these incidents are casting a shadow over afghanistan-u.s. ties ahead of the withdrawal of international combat troops at the end of 2014. >> these are events that we are familiar with. we work very, very closely with our afghan partners. they events that affect both isef and our afghan security force brothers. we continue to work to mitigate them as much as possible. >> the taliban has not claimed responsibility for the shooting in kabul on monday. but the group claims to have placed many infiltrators in the afghan military and police forces to launch attacks on international troops. >>> an archaeological dig in afghanistan unearthed priceless cultural assets. the area is also home to a larg
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
earthquake. the estimated 7.3 magnitude tremor jolted the country at 5:18 local time triggering tsunami. this is the same part of japan that was hit by last year's quake. immediately after friday's tremor, authorities issued a tsunami warning and advisories for pacific coastal regions. they say a tsunami of one meter came racing ashore in the northeastern prefecture of miyagi hitting the coastal city of ishinomaki. so far there are no reports of major injuries or damage. authorities lifted warnings and advisories two hours after the quake hit. this tremor struck in the early evening as people were heading home from work or getting ready to sit down to dinner. agency spokesperson believe it was an aftershock of the march 11th earthquake. we felt the tremor here in tokyo. buildings swayed for a number of minutes. local authorities in north eastern japan said the earthquake caused limited damage. nhk has learned that ten people were injured in four prefectures, including miyagi and ibaraki. more than 5,000 residents in coastal areas of miyagi prefecture evacuated to higher ground out of co
KCSMMHZ
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
be sitting on active seismic faults. a team of five experts concluded their two-day inspection at the higashidori plant in aomori prefecture. they concentrated on two faults in the compound. official from the plant's operator told the power company that a shift in the strata was caused by ground water. they say it wasn't the result of an active fault. investigators say they cannot rule out the possibility that the two faults are active. they say they will be able to come to a finding without additional surveys. the nuclear regulation authority says all members of the team share the same view. he says there's evidence that the faults have moved. officials with the authority will meet to discuss the matter next thursday. the electric plant say the faults are not located directly beneath the regulators but if the are active they have to review their measures and give up resuming operations at the plant any time soon. the higashidori facility is the third nuclear plant in japan to undergo fault inspections. some residents who fled the crisis at the fukushima daichi nuclear plant may s
KCSMMHZ
Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
find out why people didn't vote for the party or didn't vote at all. >> reporter: these angels come out every hour. prime ministers in japan seem to come and go almost every year. the democrats went through three leaders since 2009. >> translator: i felt betrayed by the democrats over the past three years. >> translator: i expected a lot from the dpj but they broke the promises in their manifesto. >> reporter: millions of japanese went to vote on the sunny and warm winter sunday. the weather monday in tokyo was more of a reflection of the turnout. gloomy. people admit they felt political apathy. >> translator: i didn't go to vote because i didn't feel like it. i had work, too. >> translator: young people don't think things will change by casting a single vote. >> reporter: but apathy is not the only reason people feel at a loss. a record number of parties crowded the ballot. there was too much choice for some. >> translator: so many political parties. i didn't know which one to vote for. >> reporter: many people told us they voted for the liberal democrats, but not because of the pr
KCSMMHZ
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
and older who wanted stability. at the same time, park distanced herself from outgoing president lee myung bak, also a member of the ruling party. he came under fire over the widening income disparity and corruption involving his relatives and close aides. park even criticized his government during the campaign. >> okay, kahu, we will be back to you in a minute. we'll be back to you in a few minutes. >>> first, let's learn a little more about park kunei. not just south korea's first female president, also the first child of a former president to win the country's highest office. we take a closer look at her life. >> reporter: park studied engineering in seoul. she is single. >> translator: i'm determined to do my utmost to bring peace and security to this country. >> reporter: the 60-year-old politician is the daughter of for president park chung-hei, who attained power in a coup and spearheaded the industrialization drive beginning in the 1960s, the younger park became the first lady at 22 after her mother was assassinated in august 1974. at that time, her father was unharmed, but f
KCSMMHZ
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
power. they carried out a second inspection at the ohi plant to figure out if an active fault runs beneath the facility. the five member team returned to ohi to inspect a trench the nra had ordered plant operator kansai electric to double the length of the trench after the first onsite inspection in november. crews dug it to 100 meters. representatives of the nuclear watchdog say they will ask kansai electric to shut down the plant if inspectors conclude an active fault runs underneath it. government guidelines ban the construction of key nuclear facilities on active faults. kansai electric executives insist land slips and not a fault caused the fissures below ohi. after friday's inspection, the shik zach shimazaki said they will look for answers. >> translator: we'll carefully analyze what we saw today. it won't be an easy task determining what it is. >> the team of experts will be back at the plant on saturday. then they will meet early next year to produce an assessment based on the results of their inspection. >>> nra experts are checking the ground beneath a number of power pl
KCSMMHZ
Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
dialogue with counterparts in seoul, aim at obtaining food aid and economic cooperation. >>> japan's incoming prime minister shinzo abe will send a special envoy to meet with south korea's new leader. >> translator: i'm sending former finance minister to south korea to improve relations between our countries. >> abe says he will visit south korea and deliver a personal letter from abe to park. bilateral relations cooled due to a dispute over the islands in the sea of japan. >>> south korea controls the islands and japan has claimed them for years. now a south korean government report has said for the first time that the military is ready and willing to defend the territory. the defense white paper notes the islands are an inherent part of south korea. geographically, historically and under international law. it features three photos of the islands. one shows the navy staging a drill in nearby waters. the report says the military has a strong willingness to defend the islands and has prepared a deterrent strategy. as in past reports, this latest white paper also uses the
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
injured. the two sides threw fire bombs and rocks at each other near the presidential palace on wednesday. secular forces and young people are protesting morsi's plan to hold a referendum on the draft on december 15th, saying it has not been properly debated. >> translator: we won't let them hold a referendum. we'll protest at the presidential palace, tahrir square, everywhere. and we won't let it happen. >> the president's supporters have been holding a sit-in around the palace, where troops and tanks have been deployed. >> translator: we are determined to protect the president we elected democratically. >> president morsi says he has not changed his plans for the referendum, but many fear the violence will spread. >>> at least 327 people are confirmed dead after typhoon bopha struck the philippines earlier this week. 250,000 people are living in shelters. many have yet to receive any assistance from the authorities. nhk world's charmaine deogracias reports. >> reporter: typhoon bopha passed the philippines islands on tuesday. heavy rains caused floods and an mud slides in compostela val
KCSMMHZ
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
would increase defense spending if necessary. at the same time, he said he would do more to mend economic ties. he said if deflation persists he might delay the hike in the consumption tax. he has piled the pressure on the central bank to do more to ease monetary policy. he has said the government policy of phasing out nuclear power by the 2030s is unrealistic and irresponsible. >> so how about all these new parties that we're hearing about? >> well, voters who are tired of the establishment could support what are known as the third force. former tokyo governor shintaro ishihara leads the restoration party. its candidates are asking voters why they would return power to the ldp simply because they are dissatisfied with the dpj. restoration party candidates promised that they would change japan fundamentally. they have attracted followers with promises to lessen the role of government and promote more free-market competition. but, you know, we are only on day one, so we are going to have to wait and see how all these factors play out. >> and that was nhk world's masayo nakajima. >
KCSMMHZ
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
-long mission nears its end. the first group of 33 members of the self-defense forces arrived at narita airport in tokyo on monday. government officials decided earlier this month to recall the peacekeepers earlier than planned. securing their safety had become difficult because of the civil war in syria. defense ministry officials say the remaining 14 members will wrap up their mission by mid-january. >>> japan first sent sdf personnel to the golan heights in 1996 as part of a united nations mission to monitor the cease-fire between syria and israel. members have been transporting supplies and providing logistic support. >>> a truck rammed into a bus in pakistan on sunday. police suspect it was an act of sec say sectarian violence. the bus burst into flames, killing at least 19 people. 25 people were hurt and are being treated in the hospital. police say the truck was loaded with explosives. witnesses say its driver appeared to have targeted the bus. shiite muslims were headed to a pilgrimage. new york human base watch says attacks on minority shias are on the rise in pakistan.
KCSMMHZ
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
the man that will take hold at new leader. abe is wasting little time getting back to the job he once held. his liberal democratic party clinched a landslide victory last sunday in a general election. abe has agreed to start policy discussion with members of the ldp's long-time partner new komeito as they work to form a coalition government. abe met in tokyo with the new komeito leader. he wants to establish a stable coalition. he said the parties should start specific policy talks and reach an aagreement before an extraordinary session of the diet. law enforcements gather on december 26th to vote for the next prime minister, a vote abe is certain to win. abe and yamaguchi agreed their budget should have a budget for this fiscal year as soon as possible to boost japan's economy. >> translator: considering the challenges japan faces in such areas as the economy and national security, we can't wait until the diet session to start working on launching the new administration. >> the policy chiefs of the ldp and new komeito will now start fauki talking. they will formalize their agree
KCSMMHZ
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
report is thought to be aimed at thwarting further japanese moves under the new government of abe to be inaugurated this week. >>> japan's new das bore to china is set to leave for beijing and take on a host of challenges. he says he'll seek a peaceful resolution to the disputes over the senkaku islands in the east china sea. >> translator: my most urgent task is to improve relations between japan and china. >> chinese leaders are wary of japan's incoming government. the prime minister is set to being prime minister a second time. he chose china for his first overseas trips six years ago and worked to improve relations. >>> many japanese firms operate stores or factories in china. managers at some of those firms >>> family photos were leased to foster a friend lier image of the man. they released articles about his career and achievements. the articles also offered personal anecdotes. one tells of how he fell in love at first sight with his wife pen wan, a popular singer in china. he says he called her from his office every night. one of the photos shows a young xi riding a bike with
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